English, MA
Accelerated Program

The MA in English encompasses three distinct tracks:

  • Comparative literature students interpret cultural productions in English and at least one other language, and they explore approaches ranging from textual criticism, critical theory and translation to cultural studies and the social sciences.
  • Literature students develop and hone skills in oral presentation, writing and critical thinking while exploring social, historical and cultural contexts.
  • The writing, rhetoric and literacies program offers a wide array of courses encompassing the history, theory and practice of rhetoric and pedagogy of writing.

The fully online master's in English provides a selection of courses from across disciplinary areas of study. Students will learn how to articulate and translate complex cultural, historical, literary and artistic ideas into accessible material for a general audience. The degree prepares students to be teachers, scholars, writers and editors and to work in a variety of professions, including government, public humanities, libraries, museums, advertising, fundraising and public relations.

Master of Arts in English (Literature)

Master of Arts in English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies)

Master of Arts in English (Comparative Literature)

MA English (online degree)

Degree Offered

English, MA
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Tempe, Online

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Deadlines

MA English (Literature), MA English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies), and MA English (Comparative Literature) have ONE deadline:January 15 for fall.

MTESOL and MA Linguistics and Applied Linguistics have THREE deadlines: September 15 for spring, and January 15 and April 15 for fall.

MA English Online has TWO deadlines: April 15 for fall and September 15 for spring.

How to Apply

See the MA in English Tracks tab above. 

Questions? Contact enggrad@asu.edu

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